State of South Carolina Archives: on Civil Rights


Brad Hutto: Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right

Everyone should have an equal chance to obtain happiness and fulfill the American Dream. Brad opposes efforts to restrict basic freedoms. Liberty to share love and life is an inherent right, and this includes the right to marry the person that you choose. He believes that America is strongest when everyone is free, respected and valued.
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website, BradHutto.com Jun 25, 2014

Joyce Dickerson: All South Carolinians should honor MLK Day

Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson invites you to share in a day of respect and reflection, honoring Dr. Martin Luther King. "There are few people in recent history who have had the impact on American history, culture, progress and life as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is an honor to take the day and pay my utmost respect to him. I hope every South Carolinian will join me in honoring him in their own special way."
Source: 2014 S.C. Senate campaign website JoyceDickersonSC.com May 15, 2014

Alvin Greene: End affirmative action programs

Q: Should the federal government end affirmative action programs?

A: Yes.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Alvin Greene: Marriage for one-man-one-woman; no gays in military

Q: Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support allowing openly-gay men and women to serve in the United States military?

A: No.

Source: S.C. Congressional Election 2010 Political Courage Test Oct 1, 2010

Mark Sanford: No civil unions; define one-man-one-woman marriage

Q Should South Carolina recognize civil unions between same-sex couples?

A: No.

Q: Should South Carolina restrict marriage to a union only between a man and a woman?

A: Yes.

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

Mark Sanford: Affirmative action in state contracts, but not colleges

Q: Affirmative Action: Should race, ethnicity, or gender be taken into account in state agenciesí decisions on:

Q: College and university admissions

A: No.

Q: Public employment

A: Yes.

Q: State contracting

A: Yes.

Source: 2002 S.C. Gubernatorial National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2002

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